You can leave the nursing home.

Do you have a friend or relative who is in the nursing home on skilled days?  Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to bring him or her home to enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner or maybe some family time around Christmas?  Most people are under the impression that if someone leaves the nursing home while on skilled days that Medicare is paying for that the coverage will end immediately.  While that is the general belief, there are exceptions.  Please read the advisory from the Center for Medicare Advocacy to better understand the exceptions.